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38 Ly Tu Trong St. Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 6814
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Ranked #33 of 1,573 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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56 reviews 56 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

A cool oasis for lunch in a lovely old building. The food was authentic and tasty, the staff pleasant and not intrusive. The key was simplicity and they played this card elegantly. One of the best dining experiences during our stay.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Have been here 2 times. Both experiences are pretty nice. Flavors are authentic. Menu has a wide range of choice. Loved grilled eggplant with minced pork, probably best dish here I think. Services are excellent with wonderful staff who are decent, attentive and smiley. Prices are a bit high though. If owner would lower prices a little bit I would... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We at at Huong Lai last night. The staff were very welcoming and smiley and the service was excellent. The food was all very fresh and very tasty. We understand that the restaurant helps disadvantaged people by offering jobs in the restaurant and they are all doing a fantastic job. Would definitely recommend for something a little off the well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

What a lovely place, perfect ambiance, delicious food, lovely staff, I'd go again and I'd say it's a must visit place! From outside it looks plain but it's just so good. Best place I've eaten in Vietnam let alone HCMC!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Amazing and beautiful dining experience. Superb service and superb food. Friendly, warm and attentive staff. The food was super tasty and we rolled down the stairs on our way out. Make sure to have a reservation or be prepared to wait a bit for a table. There is a super cool, hip bar 50 meters down to the street where... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

After spending nearly a month in vietnam this restaurant was by far one of my favourites. I had the squid with 5 spices. I had squid a number of times on my trip and this one was definitely the best!! Cooked perfectly! All the staff were very friendly and helpful. They also spoke good English. I love that this restaurant... More 

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London
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We arrived late in the evening but the staff were most accommodating and ensured that we got our orders to the kitchen in time. The food was tasty and well presented - my claypot chicken was delightful. The surroundings of this restaurant in an old colonial building add to the charm and it is good to know that the waiting... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is absolutely beautiful! The food is delicious. I had the chicken with lemon grass and it was the best dish I had had on my 25 day trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. This restaurant is vietnamese styled and it offers disadvantaged youth an opportunity to work in a professional environment and to learn English skills. It was great... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Walked to the Huong Lai from our hotel on our first night in Viet Nam - found it on Trip Advisor and was glad we made the effort. There are steep stairs up to the restaurant and you're met by friendly and smiling staff. We were well looked and the youngsters made a great effort to understand our English and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We had heard about this restaurant that helps street kids so we decided to go give it a try. Upon arrival at the restaurant, we needed to climb a rickety stairs up to the resaurant dinning area. The waitress serving us spoke excellent English and was very helpful in introducing us some dishes as we were quite clueless. The ribs,... More 

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Additional Information about Huong Lai

Address: 38 Ly Tu Trong St. Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 8 3822 6814
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
Cuisine: Vietnamese

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